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    October 18, 2012
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good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. thousands of people across the district, maryland and virginia took part in the first ever earthquake drill this morning. news 4's tony tull is live at the middle school where they were part of a great shakeout of 2012. what did you personally learn? >> i have to tell you, when ever an earthquake happens, my
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instinct is run out of the building screaming, unprepared. today, i learned exactly what to do in case of an earthquake. >> drop! cover! hold! drop! >> we just performed an earthquake drill. the idea behind it is to get the kids ready, in case of an emergency to have them prepare and not panic, to have them quietly following instructions and most of all to be safe. >> reporter: at 10:18, they are shaking out. an emergency preparedness group. this morning, they join thousands of other schools and organizations around the country participating in the great shakeout of 2012. >> we can't predict the future totally 100%. we have to be ready. >> reporter: a little over a
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ar ago, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck virginia. this video captured the moment it started causing such severe damage some buildings remain closed. >> in mineral, they could damage buildings. we have two school that is are damaged so badly, we had to tear them down. >> reporter: it may have been unexpected, they want to make sure everyone is overprepared, not underprepared should another earthquake happen. >> i don't think you can ever be overpr overprepared. they can happen. we proved that a year ago. when it happens, there are things you can do to protect yourself. >> reporter: if you are interested in becoming part of other shake out drills, you can. i was impressed on how well the kids were prepared and executed
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the earthquake drills. give yourself a round of applause. we're live in fairfax county, tony tull, news 4. >> drop -- >> cover your head and hold on to something sturdy. i'll drop and cover my head. >> sunny skies out there. beautiful. is it going to last? let's find out. >> are we going to find drops? tom kierein is here. >> the clouds are closing in from the west. right now, a bit of a chill in the air. the areas in dark green in the 50s. that includes areas north and west of washington and toward the mountains. right now, reagan national is at 63 and through southern maryland, the eastern shore, many locations still generally in the upper 50s and low 60s. we are going to climb a little bit more. in fact, maybe ten degrees in the metro area to the low 70s by later this afternoon. now, here is what has been
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happening. we had the strong storms in the midwest and south. now, they are, as they advance east, they have broken up a lot. scattered showers in ohio. there's a developing line that may have thunder shower activity. then, coming toward the metro area, perhaps around sunset this evening. i'll have details on that. we'll look at friday and the weekend and into next week, too. just a couple minutes. barbara and keith? >> thank you, tom. >> right now, clean up is under way after a kitchen fire at a popular resort. the 44,000 block of leesburg. the flash fire injured three people. two females taken to the hospital with minor injuries. a man flown to a local burn center for serious injuries. time for a check on the midday traffic now. >> let's soo what danella sealock has to show us.
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good morning. >> good morning. good to see you both. let's head to the roadways. 66 westbound, washington boulevard, a multivehicle crash. it was in the left lane, now the shoulder lane. police are on the scene. let's head to the american legion bridge. usual road work is taking place. if you are on the outer loop, two left lanes are blocked. the cones are up. you are slow over the american legion bridge because of the road work in this area. back to you both. >> thank you. arlington rush hour includes major congestion. this morning, police launched a campaign to end the battle that develops between drivers and pedestrians. they are trying to get cars to stop blocking the box. >> reporter: lynne street around 8:30 in the morning, the traffic can stack up. making it worse, when drivers try to squeak through the intersection and the light changes and they get caught in the middle.
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arlington county police are trying to stop that. they are manning intersections, educating drivers. they call it blocking the box. someone pulls into the intersection on a green light, but doesn't make it all the way through. when the light changes, they are just sitting there, clogging the intersection. >> i have seen several people doing it. several people trying to get around. it's impossible to get around. >> we have to wait until they move. i have seen people hit their cars, too, like get out of the way. >> reporter: on lynn streed and rosalind, it's a big problem. police are trying to educate drivers. officers are manning the intersection of lynne and wilson boulevard. when the light is about to change, they prevent drivers from getting in the intersection and instruct them behind the white line and out of the crosswalk. >> stop athe white line until you have full access to stop. that includes the crosswalk. >> officers can write tickets
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for blocking the intersection, it's not the goal of this program. educating drivers, they hope to stop people from blocking the box in the first place. in rosalind, megan mcgrath, news 4. new this morning, firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a deadly fire in northwest washington that started around 3: this morning on newton place in the pet worth area. rescuers took an elderly man to the hospital where he later passed away. it's possible an oxygen tank contributed to the fire. no one else was injured. richmond highway is back open after a deadly pedestrian accident. it happened around 3:00. the victim was taken to the hospital but did not survive. police are not releasing details about the victim or the circumstances of that accident. we are told the driver stayed on the scene. so far, no charges have been filed. another pedestrian accident sends a woman to the hospital.
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this happened on baltimore avenue in college park about 9:30 last night. the truck was going south when it hit the woman. she was taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver did stay on the scene. no charges have been filed. baltimore avenue was closed for five hours for police to gather evidence. it is open now. police are searching for the driver responsible for a five-car pile up in silver springs. chopper 4 above the crash around 9:00 last night. a pedestrian was hit in this one, too. she's in critical condition at a hospital. a second person was hurt, but should be okay. police are looking for a newer model black pick-up truck with damage to the front passenger side. police are searching for a man in northeast d.c. the shooting happened around 12:30. the victim was taken to the hospital with a life threatening injury. police are not releasing details or a motive in this case.
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>> 8 minutes after 11:00 is the time. coming up, news week magazine put out memorable covers. that could be a thing of the past. we'll tell you why.
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trail but in the same room at the same time. stay with us. new today, a drone strike killed at least seven al qaeda militants in southern yemen. security officials target the gathering on a farm outside of town that was once an al qaeda stronghold. the official said it was likely an american drone that fired rockets at the group. this was the second drone attack this month. the first killed five suspected al qaeda gunmen. we are learning more about a
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foiled terror plot from the family of a man arrested. he is now in jail accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve building. the father of the 21-year-old is a bank manager. his family said he never showed radical ten dtendencies. news of the arrest came as a shock to some who were nearby. >> i'm glad they caught him. if it failed this time, there's a chance he could do it again. >> i work in the building next to the treasury and -- >> reporter: it's unsettling? >> it is unsettling. otherwise, i wouldn't have known. >> federal agents say he targeted the new york stock change. that was the first plan. he decided last month to go after the bank instead.
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today, george allen and tim kaine will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place in blacksburg. political analysts do not expect fireworks. neither candidate will take much of a risk because the race is so close. recent polls show kaine a democrat over allen. newsweek is ending their print publication after 80 years. you will be able to read the paper online. the final print edition is scheduled for december 31st. newsweek's editor says job cuts are on the way, but won't say how many. >> that is sad. >> i remember reading it as a kid. >> i like to hold something in my hand when i read it. >> books. >> books, too. it's all going digital. >> today, we are going autumnal as we have a lot of color showing up quickly. sometimes you go to bed and the
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trees look green. you wake up and they look like this. this is a scene from one of our viewers that was sent in from an rondell county. this was sent in by jean hall. if i can get my computer to run. look at that digital image. yeah. isn't that gorgeous? beautiful scene. weather@nbcwashington.com. this was taken in virginia by brian. wonderful photo there. here is another one sent in by jane in shepherdstown, west virginia. it's a beautiful one there. you can see a little color there, too in the trees along the potomac. it's a live view from nbc 4. high clouds drifting over washington. it's 63. we have a southerly breeze. it's around 10 to 15 miles per hour this morning. it's going to keep up a bit for
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the afternoon. right now, throughout much of the region, right near 60 degrees. most of maryland, most of virginia and west virginia, most low kcations are in the 60s. most locations climbing into the 60s. here is a view from space. the cloud cover is rolling in from the west. that is ahead of a front that is moving our way. that front has been triggering severe weather. this morning, it's dissipated. one line of showers now redeveloping. that may be swinging our way here perhaps after sunset. behind the front, there's cold temperatures. chicago, 50. some of the chilly air is going to arrive here on the weekend. now going forward over the next couple days, this is the line of showers coming into the mountains around 5:00. it will be into west virginia, western maryland. after that, maybe some of these rolling through the metro area and heading north for the
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evening hours. by dawn on friday, 6:00 or 7:00, a lingering sprinkle. after that, sunshine on friday afternoon. during the day saturday, a few clouds coming and going. a pleasant weekend to follow. for the rest of the afternoon, clouds coming through. sun in and out. light breezes. low 70s by the afternoon. upper 60s by late afternoon. then the clouds thicken and lower a bit for the evening hours. it's after sunset we might get a passing shower and lightning. i think chances of severe weather are greatly diminished. a slight risk of wind damage from the latest storm. it's between 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. after that, a lingering shower on friday morning. sun back friday afternoon and a mild afternoon. the colder air moves in on saturday morning down to the upper 40s and saturday afternoon partly cloudy into the mid-60s. great weather for all the outdoor activities for high school and college football games.
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sunday, chilly in the morning only around 40. mid-60s, bright and sunny day. sunday will be a beautiful autumn day and a beautiful daymond, too, as we get back to work and school. 70 on monday afternoon and may hit mid-70s by tuesday, wednesday next week. we'll take it. wonderful run of weather comes in after tonight and into the weekend. enjoy. >> okay. let's check on the midday traffic, again. >> danella, we are looking at half and half, good and bad. >> let's start with the good. the earlier accident i-66 westbound. this is washington boulevard. the crash was blocking the left lane. great travel speeds, 56 miles per hour from gw parkway. 11 minutes to get to the parkway. now, traveling i-95, this time southbound. a crash blocks the left lane. as you approach the bridge, you
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are jammed. back to you both. >> thanks danella. 18 after 11:00 is the time. still ahead on news 4 midday -- ♪ we are going to hear from a local teenager getting the attention of the country music industry. what do you carry in your purse? why
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million
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dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed.
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middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. here is a look at what's hot on www.nbcwashington.com. a loudoun county teenager has a lot to be proud of. the 17-year-old beat out 130 contestants to win digital rodeos the next country music star competition. emma joins us to talk about what st next for this rising star. welcome. >> hi. >> glad you could get out of school. >> thank you for having me. >> you are getting a lot of
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support from faculty. >> yeah. >> that's terrific. when did you start playing and singing? >> 13 or 14 years old and i oom 17 now. >> just a little bit. writing your own songs, when did you start doing that? >> probably 13. it was right when i started going into high school. >> subject matter, where did you find that? how did you dream up the songs? >> everything i write about are things that have happened to me or things i dream about happening to me. they are very personal. >> what made you decide to enter the competition? >> my aunt works for a radio station. she said this contest is great, you should enter it, so i did. i'll see what happened. i made it all the way through to the end. >> did you have to make a video tape to send in? is that how you applied? >> i sent in one of my music videos. it's an original song with me single. >> when did you find out you
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were the winner? >> i found out, i think, two weeks ago. i woke up and they were going to post it really early in the morning. i woke up so early. i wanted to look. what if i didn't win. what if i didn't? then my mom woke me and said you won. >> congratulations. it must be really, really
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exciting. you have a huge future ahead of you. we want to hear your music. >> great. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> wow. this is my revenge, it's called. what was that about? >> a boy in the sixth grade. >> in the sixth grade. all right. beautiful. you are a senior this year. >> i am. >> plans for next year? >> hopefully i will be in nashville and going to college at belmont university and studying commercial music and song writing. >> fantastic.
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you have applied there? >> i'm going to. >> we wish you all the luck in the world. >> thank you. how do you see yourself in the future? >> well, part of the contest when i win is to go to the cma awards, two tickets. my hope is to one day be one of the artists nominated for country music awards. >> have you ever thought of going to "the voice" or one of our shows on nbc? >> yes. i thought about it. people tell me you should try out. we'll see what happens. >> we'll be watching. >> thank you. >> good luck. especially with getting into college and all your plans for the future. >> thank you so much. >> we'll hear that name again, i'm sure. thanks a lot. 11:26. coming up in the next half hour, why president obama and mitt romney will be together again tonight without a debate audience. audience. messy weather could arrive.
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patients through the healing process. stay with us. right now on news 4, firefighters say an oxygen tank may have played a role in a deadly house fire. it started around 3:30 this morning. rescuers took an elderly man to the hospital where he later passed away. no one else was injured. thousands of people took part in the great shake out. drop, cover and hold on during a quake. first, drop to the ground and take cover under a sturdy table and desk while protecting your head and neck. hold on until the shaking stops. tonight, president obama and mitt romney will be in the same room again. this time, not for the debate. tracie potts has more on that plus, the fight for women's votes. >> a single mom who doesn't know
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whether they will be able to put food on the table at the end of the week. >> reporter: governor romney with few references to woman last night after a debate that took on a life of its own. >> i said can you help us find them. >> reporter: the binders reference going viral online and now on the campaign trail. binders full of qualified women as if, my god, they exist. binders. folks, talk about out of touch. >> we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified talents women, young women. >> he totally gets working women. >> reporter: romney ads aimed at women who worked for him. the campaign points out massachusetts women's group applauded him.
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the latest poll shows president obama won the last debate by a 15% margin but mr. romney's binder comment, voters will remember. >> it will come down to jobs, no doubt about it. >> reporter: tonight, the event will be in new york city. a laid back atmosphere after the debate on tuesday. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. some sad news from the world of politics, george mcgovern's family says the governor is near death. the 90-year-old is no longer responsive and in hospice care. his daughter says he appears peaceful. he ran for president in '72 and lost to nixon in a landslide, winning only massachusetts and the district. let's look at the weather again. we are going outside for this. >> yeah we are. no, we're not. tom kierein is but we're not. >> we are out there with you, tom. >> it is a gorgeous day. a bit of a breeze coming
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through. some of the leaves becoming unhinged and coming down. the air is filled with the aroma of dry, autumn leaves. we have cloudiness coming over the metro area now. you can see that. a live view from nbc 4. a wonderful potpourri of blue skies over the potomac. over the region, we have temperatures climbing into the 60s. all the areas in the light green and dark green. parts of the mountains of east and west virginia and mountains of maryland. over the last 12 hours, a front through the midwest that yesterday triggered severe weather. at the time the front arrived here this evening, i don't think it will be serious weather. no thunder and lightning. that would be with showers after sunset tonight and ending around dawn on friday. sun back tomorrow afternoon. 50s tomorrow morning. mid-70s friday afternoon. a gorgeous day tomorrow afternoon. a wonderful weekend coming up.
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chilly mornings and cool afternoons both days and mild on monday, tuesday and wednesday. cool mornings and a pleasant pattern through weekend and next week. barbara? >> like the pattern. thank you. we are going to check on the traffic. here is danella. >> delays on i-95 sbds in virginia. prince william parkway, the left lane is taken away. you are jammed at occoquan bridge. the drive is going to take you 25 minutes. heading across to the american legion bridge on the outer loop, delays because of the road work. two of your left lanes are taken away. as you approach the bridge and make your way across, you are slow. stick to the right. barbara, back to you. >> thank you. an estimated one-third of americans take multivitamins. a new study suggests a daily dose may reduce your risk of cancer. over a decade, researchers
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looked at 15,000 men over the age of 50. the men who took centrum silver had an 8% reduced risk of several varieties of cancer. they didn't find harmful side effects from the multivitamins. october is breast cancer awareness month according to the american cancer society. a woman in the united states is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes with early detection and treatment. more women are living with cancer. many survivors use exercise to overcome this challenge. steve hayes is here to share one woman's journey, but you have two lovely ladies with you. yes. >> get the introductions in. >> linda and julia. >> how did you overcome cancer? >> nothing prepares you for the word you have breast cancer. you feel like you have lost control of your body and you
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long for something that is -- that is good. exercise and specifically pilates was treatment for you. >> that is the course that you teach. what did you notice so special about julia that would help her persevere? >> she had a determination that she was going to beat this from the beginning. even on the days when she didn't feel good from treatments, she was still always there. she would hang in there no matter what. she has a positive attitude. that's the key, the attitude. >> positivity goes a long way. we are positive we are all going to take something out of this lesson today. you are going to demonstrate. let's look at video of pilates and how beneficial it is. >> steve, you want to jump in here? >> i'd love to. exercising releases endor fins into the brain.
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blood circulates into the muscles. it's a healing process. not only are you physically healing yourself, but mentally, too. here is a great exercise here. remember this, these are great exercises. this is a great abexercise. it's an intense one that really keeps you moving. >> right now, while we are all moving, what can you show us in studio right now that we can all take away from today's lesson? >> we are going to go through a couple exercises from the pink ribbon program developed for women in recovery from breast cancer. it's pilates exercise program. you can do it on a chair at home. sit on the box here. >> that's what i like, no excuses. >> you are going to sit nice and tall, bring your palms together.
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start with an inner peace stretch, inhale, press the fingertips up, keep the shoulders relaxed. exhale, palms down. >> great core exercise. everything emanates from the core. it's the center part of the anything you do. if you are strong here, everything else comes into place. >> it seems like it's ultimately relaxing. >> it is. breathing is the key to that. let's move into another one. we are going hold the bands. simple, inexpensive. there's a little bit of tension on it. we are beginning to engage the shoulders. we are going to inhale. lift the arms overhead and exhale. press down. we call this touchdown. >> touchdown! >> yeah. >> you know, the band with the touch down. >> got it. >> one more of those. >> linda, you can get these bands anywhere? >> just about any place. online and a lot of department stores.
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i won't plug any particular one, but they are easy to find. >> very inexpensive, also. >> very inexpensive. different tensions. >> what is a final exercise you can show us. >> put this across the back. this is actually one that is from the reformer but we are adapting it. it's lighter resistance. it's called serve a tray. julia is going to exhale, reach out. open the arms to the side. reach out. >> don't you love the names. touchdown. >> back to the center, draw the elbows back in and again, exhale, reach. open. exhale squeeze and pull in. all simple moves. if they weren't ready for resistance, do it with none at all. moving the body is the most important thing. >> moving the body and keeping the mind healthy as we try to knock out this deadly disease. steve, while we wrap it up, what is another message you have for people trying to battle breast cancer?
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>> walking. get a good walk in. again, get the blood circulating through the body. as i said before, it's mentally and physically relaxing. >> color your plate. when you eat, have different colors on your plate. grains, carrots, oranges, apples. all those antioxidants will help your body build itself up. >> this was definitely a colorful presentation. steve, thank you. linda, thank you. julia, congratulations on beating breast cancer. the time is 11:40. still ahead, information on how you can attend this year's lighting of the national christmas
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as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year.
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and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. pain. barbara will. stay with us. over loaded. studies show half of women suffer pain from carrying heavy handbags. doctor raymond joins us with tips on reducing the pain.
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one of my colleagues called you to tell you you had to talk to me about this? >> i better keep my mouth quiet. >> a little bird told you. it doesn't matter how big your purse is. you brought purses you stole from your wife's closet. she likes a big purse, too. >> a lot of women do. the larger the bag, the more things they can put in there. it's where the health concern is. >> how much weight should be? a purse? >> 10% of your body weight across your shoulders. keep in mind, most people carry their bags on one side so cut it in half. the average about of weight in your bag is five to seven pounds. >> cut it in half. say you weigh 130 pounds, 13 pounds is 10% and half of that. >> six or seven pounds, absolutely. >> what are the health concerns?
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>> i am seeing more and more of this, neck pain, shoulder pain, disk problems that produce neurological systems. >> can you see it in x-rays? >> you can see it through the physical exam and then when you do a diagnostic exam or mri, yes, you can see that disk compression and nerve irritation. >> what is the proper way to carry a handbag? >> the best thing for you to do is mix things up. carry them in your hand, switch shoulders. ideal way is messenger style. take the bag with a long strap and carry it over your shoulder, like this. >> you are getting weight off your shoulder. >> and you are distributing the weight evenly. it's what you want to do when you carry a bag that is too heavy. >> very few of us are like the queen of england with a bag over our wrist like this, there's probably nothing in it.
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>> if the weight is excessive in a bag and you are carrying that bag, you can develop things like tendinitis or carpal tunnel if the bag is too heavy. >> you challenged me to bring my purse. >> sure did. >> i brought it. >> i brought the scale that never lies. we are going calibrate it. >> i can tell you right now, it's probably not going pass the test. we are going to set it on the scale to see where it's at. i'm going to turn it around so we can look. you are around ten pounds. >> it's not so bad, huh in. >> if you took out some of the things you have in here, secret weight like electronic book reader, water bottles, you are going to remove three or four pounds. i would have guessed it's more than ten pounds. >> i hear you bring a roller to work. >> you did get the scoop. i carry this one like this but
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sometimes i carry it on a roller bag. >> the best thing for you is to alternate shoulders. if you have to have those things in your bag, alternate your shoulders. >> you have tips to ease purse pain. >> lighten the load. take things out that you don't need in there. consider wider straps to ease the stress on nerves and shoulder muscles. switch things up. hand shoulder, messenger style. throughout the day, stretch your shoulder muscles. >> have you gotten your wife trying to buy smaller bags than this? >> i'm working on it. i have a problem called the holidays around the corner. i'm working on it. >> we buy what's in style and the big bags are in style. >> they are. >> maybe you should work on the designe designers. make smaller bags for us. it's always great to see you. thanks for coming. keith?
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applications for unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level last month. let's check in with hampton pearson. >> hey, keith. shouldering other wighty matters, we have stocks in negative to mixed territory breaking a four-day winning streak after disappointing news on jobs. the dow is up six points. the nasdaq is down seven. the s&p is up a fraction of a point. the labor department says applications for unemployment jumped to the highest level in four months, jobless claims jumping to 388,000. it's higher than what economists forecast. on the flip side, a closely watched gauge of future economic activity rebounded. it's leading economic indicators rose. it's the biggest gain in seven
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months and a rebound from august. weighing on the markets, disappointing earnings. now, apple isn't the only company set to take the wrap off a new device. the miniipad is expected to be unveiled next week. google schedule d an event. google will show off the next nexus phone. news week magazine will publish the last print edition december 31 and move to all digital next year. the 80-year-old print magazine, the latest casualty of changing reader happen bits and the economics of print and public distribution. back to you. >> thanks for checking in. in this week's wednesday's child, we meet a young man i
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have introduced you to before. we revisit greg who is hoping for a permanent adoptive family. a grand tour from two d.c. united players were a special treat for 15-year-old gregory who loves sports. the forward and midfielder talked about what it's like to play at rfk. greg is not on a soccer team at school, he would like to play for one of several different sports professionally. >> basketball, football and hockey. >> you would be happy to play either one of those professionally? >> yeah. >> we have to make sure you get on a team, huh? so you can get ready. he got a chance to see where they get ready to play. down the hall where they relax with a game of ping-pong. >> i'm good. yeah. >> he's very engaging. a sweet young man. he has a warmth about him.
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>> he's had to move many times in his young life. he's hoping to find an adoptive family to become a part of. >> mom and dad. >> anything else? >> a brother and sister. >> how about a family that likes sports? >> that would be good. >> they had d.c. united gear for greg to take home with him. the big hit, a real jersey with his name on the back. >> you are ready? >> yeah. yeah. >> he's ready for play and ready for a family right now. if you have room in your home and heart for gregory, please call our special adoption hot line, 88-to-adopt-me or log on to www.nbcwashington.com for more information. >> that was a great backdrop for that story. he has a lot of positive goals. >> absolutely. we hope somebody is watching
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that would be interested in calling about gregory. the time is 11:51. another reason to put down that snack full of sugar before lunch.
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ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty... million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven.
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maybe you're wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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headed in our direction. stay with us. we'll be right back. older people who have a diet mostly filled with carbs have a risk of developing a precurser for alzheimers. researchers followed the eating habits of seniors. those with high carb diets were more likely to develop mci. next week, you'll have a shot to get free tickets to the national tree lighting ceremony. there are 3,000 seats and 14,000 standing room seats available. if you want a ticket, enter online at the nationaltree.org. we have a link on our website, www.nbcwashington.com. the 90th national christmas tree lighting ceremony is december 6th.
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a mother is praising a pepco crew for saving her son when her house caught on fire. they were upgrading electricity at her home. a pepco lineman noticed smoke. the 19-year-old ran inside and woke up the 3-year-old boy sleeping upstairs. the other workers ran to alert the homeowner. she was walking the other two children down the drive way to the school bus. she's thankful they moved fast. >> i ran, i'm assuming. i couldn't see anything. this area was full of smoke. >> they are a god send. i don't know what would have happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out exactly how the fire started. the mother says she may have left a stove on trying to get the other children ready for school. >> let's take a look at the stories we are following on news 4. pat lawson muse is in the news room with a preview of things to come. hi, pat. >> hi.
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good morning. it's a mouthful coming up. we'll tell you about the seven names uma thurman gave her baby. how curvy women are changing the beauty ideal. coming up at 5:00, cars that park themselves. there are more and more coming out on the market. now, they are more affordable. liz kren shah goes behind the wheel to put the stories to the test. >> it starts with monday and ends with sunday. >> prince charles has a long, long name. remember that? when he was getting married, they had to say them all? >> hey, tom. >> just tom. >> you don't have a middle name? >> i do. as we take a look at temperatures right now we are in the mid-60s warming up. it's a gorgeous day warming up. the showers will hold together and come our way here after sunset tonight. maybe a little thunder and
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lightning. no severe weather. maybe a lingering shower early. friday afternoon, mid-70s. saturday and sunday, cooler but still delightful for outdoor activities. 40s in the morning. afternoon highs in the 60s. warmer next week. see you tomorrow morning. have a great afternoon. >> thank you. >> tom kierein. thank you. that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 for all the days news. >> we'll be back tomorrow morning [ male announcer ] this is the opposite of subliminal advertising... there's no subtext... just tacos. yeah, it's our job to make you want it. but honestly... it's not that hard.
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